Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (MCFSP at KNUST) Alumni Community has organised a handing over ceremony to swear in its new Executives to steer the affairs of the Scholar Alumni Community for the next two (2) years. The ceremony was held on Friday, 21st August 2020 at the Conference Room of the Technology Consultancy Centre, KNUST.
The newly inaugurated Executives are; Emmanuel Fiifi Musah -President, Solomon Asare -Vice President, Sandra Attitsogbui -General Secretary, Abigail Makufi Hanyor -Financial Secretary and Micheal Kwame Otoo -the Organising Secretary.
In her remarks, Ms. Afia Ampomah Awuah, the Program Manager, said she was happy that the Scholar Alumni Community keeps on growing and therefore, having competent executives to lead the Association is in the right direction. She congratulated the new Executives and encouraged them to work hard and continue from where their predecessors have managed the Scholar Alumni Community to.
Ms. Awuah advised the executives to develop strategies that will enable them to further build unity in the Association and to organise programmes that will impact their communities, themselves and the world at large.
She used the opportunity to thank the outgoing executives for their hard work done since the launch of the Scholar Alumni Community in 2018.
Master Simon Awintuuma Ndewin, the outgoing president, in his speech said that a lot has been done and equally, a number of strategies have been put in place for the new Executives to adopt to ensure that they excel. In his speech, he said that the outgoing Executive Team, with the help of the Judicial Committee of the Scholar Alumni Community, saw the need to draft a constitution to govern the affairs of the Community and hoped that the new Executives would work to finalise the draft constitution for the community to start using it.
In his account, the outgoing President said that together with his team, they were able to develop two initiatives as a Scholar Alumni Community. One of the initiatives that was designed was to meet with the scholars who are in their final year of study to educate them on what to expect and what they need to know before exiting the Scholars Program and transitioning from school to the world of work which was dubbed; “Meet the Alumni.” The second one was; the “Alumnus of the month” initiative which was designed to get in touch with members of the Scholar Alumni Community to showcase them on the Program’s website as well as to encourage them in what they are doing in their respective fields after school.
The newly inaugurated President, Master Emmanuel Fiifi Musah, in his acceptance speech, acknowledged the hard work of the outgone executives and commended them for their good works done. He promised to continue from where they left off and further promised to do more to help the Scholar Alumni Community to grow.
He said that being a leader is a call to service and servant leadership is all that is needed; hence, the new Executive Team was going to work diligently to accomplish their set targets that they have brainstormed on as a team. He said that under his leadership, they would encourage networking activities, use the Scholar Alumni Community as a tool to build the careers of members and collaborate with members of the Association and other industries/corporate institutions to initiate give-back projects in deprived communities.
Rev. Fr. Dr. Stephen Jantuah, Counsellor of the Scholars Program at KNUST, spoke about the commitment and the availability of the MCFSP at KNUST Counselling Team to the newly inaugurated Executives. He mentioned that the Counselling Team would always be available to assist and provide guidance to the Team should there be the need for their service and support.